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Dear penpal... meet and greet
— community building session

Tai Cossich, Felicity Hall, Fleur Elkerton, Karen Fraser, Jennifer McHugh

Saturday, August 14
7–8pm (CEST/GMT+2)


Dear penpal… meet and greet is a community building session for everyone interested in, or curious about, design history: the shy, the geeky, the chatty. In this session, we will meet each other individually for quick rounds of informal chats about our writing interests, projects, hopes and, perhaps, insecurities?

All participants will be given the option of exchanging contact details during and prior to the event — it would be so lovely to see pairs of penpals coming out of this session: perhaps a couple of people would like to team up for friendly peer-review? Others might like to exchange postcards!

As an ice-breaker, please bring to this session one object related to “memory-full” or “forget-full” — maybe an unforgettable object, something full of memories or, conversely, an object that has been forgotten (or found!) somewhere. Conversation starters will be provided throughout the session, to keep momentum going. In the end, we will meet as a whole group again for a last view of our memory-full objects.

After booking, participants will be given the option of sending their contributions before the day of the event. This way, we can start sharing our “memory full” objects with each other via social media. All contributions will also feature in a pop-up digital archive. Watch this space!

This event is free and open to everyone, those registered and those not registered for the 2021 DHS Annual Conference. For those attending the conference, this session could be a great way of getting to know each other. For those not attending the conference, you are still very welcome to join in! It should be fun.
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All activities are free and open to everyone (those registered and those not registered for the DHS 2021 Annual Conference), but participants must book via Eventbrite in advance.

On the days of the events, we will operate a Zoom’s waiting room. Please come a few minutes early, as each session has a limited number of places that will be filled on a first come, first served basis. We promise to do our best to squeeze everyone in though. 🙂

If the time of the event is not looking good for you, please register anyways: All registered participants will be given the option of participating asynchronously, by sending in contributions before the day of the event.


   




What is this about?      

This series of pre-conference events is an initiative of the Design History Society in conjunction with the DHS 2021 Annual Conference hosted virtually from Basel, Switzerland.

All activities are free and open to everyone (those registered and those not registered for the conference), but participants must book via Eventbrite in advance.


It all started with a Picnic... ︎︎︎
Organising committee      

Tai Cossich
Sandra Bischler

Oral histories of researching

Andrea Foffa

Dear penpal... meet and greet

Fleur Elkerton
Karen Fraser
Felicity Hall
Jennifer McHugh

Recording & Inventing

Anna Talley
Alex J Todd
Jennifer McHugh

With special thanks to...
Jenna Allsopp
Denise Lai
Artun Özgüner
Gael Welstead

Useful links      

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